Local towns to see additional ‘extreme weather assistance’
A harsh winter left many areas throughout Albany County with heavily damaged roads, prompting the state to funnel additional money to local municipalities to tackle surface and pothole repairs.
This editorial appears in the April 16 edition of the Colonie Spotlight.
Patriot Flight departs next month for a visit to the national WWII memorial in honor of D-Day anniversary
Dozens of World War II veterans are set to take a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the WWII memorial on the 70th anniversary of D-Day next month.
Young and old are often surprised at what they learn at Troy’s Discovery Hall’s ‘Jewels of the Sea’ exhibit
Tucked between two walls on Second Street in Troy exists a little taste of nature. It is here where collector and curator, Ron Glasser keeps his collection of more than 1,000 seashells from all over the world.
This sports poll question appears in the April 16 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Weeklong campaign will also focus on aggressive and distracted driving
State Police will hold a “Speed Week” campaign from Thursday, April 17, through the following Thursday, which focuses on increased enforcement of speeding and aggressive driving violations. The campaign seeks to reduce speed-related crashes and improve traffic safety.
No new costs for town as new cells to open in 2018 as planned
The Town of Colonie’s Solid Waste Management Facility is on track to open new cells in 2018 as planned.
This guest commentary appears in the April 16 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Spotlight on Finance
According to the FDIC, nearly one-third of the U.S. population does not have a bank account or make regular bank-based financial transactions, such as check cashing, deposits or loans. The outcome for this percentage of people, which is greater than 100 million Americans, is predictable: higher fees to access important financial services while not developing the important history needed to qualify for a mortgage, secure a business loan or borrow for education. The truth about banks is this: they are an important tool for helping individuals build financial prosperity, regardless of income and age, and they should play a large role in the financial education of children.
This letter appears in the April 16 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Carras’ presence helps Colonie romp past Ballston Spa
Following three consecutive losses to start the season, the Colonie girls lacrosse team drew inspiration from one of its former players to earn its first victory.
Annual Canstruction event moves up the national rankings
Engineers, architects and students from around the Capital District got together in a competition to construct displays out of canned goods to raise food and money for local food pantries.
Despite financial hardship, South Colonie’s music program remains competitive
Both Colonie school districts have been recognized nationally as some of the best communities in the country for music education programs.
Sports poll: Where does Siena's CBI championship rank among the top moments in the mens basketball program's history?
This poll question appears in the April 9 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Residents employing housekeeper urged to report any missing jewelry
Last summer, an elderly woman reported jewelry was stolen from her basement. The case remained cold until police discovered a family member allegedly pawned the jewelry this month.
Additional funds will help maintain staffing levels
After the revised state budget was approved, the South Colonie Central School District found itself getting more than it was expecting, but not as much as it needs.
State Police to step up distracted driving enforcement for set time period
The “Operation Hang-Up” campaign will run from Thursday, April 10, to the following Tuesday, which will have State Police along the thruway cracking down on distracted driving violations.
Guilderland Library's ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ tutoring policy; neighboring libraries see less impact
Private tutors over the past several years have increasingly relied on public libraries as a space to meet up with students, according to some local library directors. How that use has affected libraries appears to vary depending on the amount of space available and the demand for it.
‘Body Language’ features 11 Capital District artists
A new art exhibit will be opening at the Albany international Airport, focusing on body language and human interaction featuring 11 different artists.
The Spotlight presents is summer camp guide for 2014.